Thursday, 10 December 2015

Episode 170 ~ In Which We Love Laying the Blame On People Who Are Not Ourselves





Show Notes:

Intro -
~Welcome new members who've introduced themselves in our Ravelry Group

On the Needles -
Both -
~Doctor Who Baby Blanket - Take 2 on US6 (4mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran in the Charcoal, Light Brown, Forest Green, Rust, + Plum colourways + West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley DK in the White, Grey, Blue, Cardamom, + Nutmeg colourways

~Fly Away With the Doctor on US7 (4.5mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran in the Charcoal, Light Brown, Forest Green, Rust, + Plum colourways + West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley DK in the White, Grey, Blue, Cardamom, + Nutmeg colourways

Damaris -
~Super Secret Stripey Coffee Socks on US 1.5 (2.5mm), The Knitting Goddess UK 4ply British wool and nylon in the Asaro Self Striping colourway

~Super Secret Coffee Shawl on US 2.5 (3mm), Rainbow Heirloom Lush Light in the Killer Flamingo, Apparition, & Blue Raspberry colourways

~Super Secret Coffee Socks 2 on US 1.5 (2.5mm), Secret Pandia's Jewels Snug base yarn

C.C. -
~When you think I'll zig, I'll zag. Then when you think I'm gonna zag, I do zag, just to mess you up for the next time, when I might zig Blanket on US4 (3.5mm), See project page for colourways used

~Holly Berry Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-Ply in the Holly Berry colourway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #49 on US6 (4mm), Berroco Weekend in the Clothesline colourway & Unknown blue, green, brown yarn

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Roo and Lumpy the Heffalump Tsum Tsums

~Musical Soundtracks - Hamilton | In the Heights | 21 Chump Street | The Sound of Music | My Fair Lady | Chess

~Winter Camp 2016 headed up by Sarah of The Canadian Knitter Podcast, deadline to sign up is 20-Dec, runs from January to March, points based on yarn used, bonus points for colours, theme, + featured designers

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - for December here










~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending

Edinburgh Yarn Festival - 18/19-March-2016

What We're Watching, Reading, + Listening To -
Please be aware that we do discuss recent tv show episodes that have aired in the last week or so. This is your spoiler warning!

~Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink + Jeffrey Cranor - Damaris is reading/listening to

~Advent in Narnia: Reflections for the Season by Heidi Haverkamp - reading together as a family

~Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith by Sarah Bessey - C.C. is reading

~Rylee Adamson Series by Shannon Mayer - C.C. finished reading Wounded, Stitched, Rising Darkness, Alex, Tracking Magic, Elementally Priceless, and Blood of the Lost

~The Elemental Series by Shannon Mayer - C.C is reading Recurve

~Movies - Ant-Man, The Descendants, The Jane Austen Book Club, Jupiter Ascending

~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - rewatching Season 3

~Star Trek: Voyager - finished rewatching Season 1

~Blindspot - caught up on watching Season 1

~Heroes Reborn - caught up on watching miniseries

~Supernatural - watching Season 9

~Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - watching Season 3 as it airs

~Haven - watching final 13 episodes of Season 5 (final season)

~Once Upon A Time - watching Season 5 as it airs

~The Librarians - watching Season 2 as it airs

~Supergirl - watching Season 1 as it airs

~Doctor Who - 9x12 Hell Bent, next is the Christmas special The Husbands of River Song

~Welcome to Night Vale ~ Episode 79 - Lost in the Mail

December/January/February Winter Wonderland KAL + Charity KAL -


*Runs from 1-December through 29-February

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin that you can convince us that it relates to winter

*This is also a charity KAL. For every item you finish that you then donate to charity, you can post your FO twice in the FO thread.

*NO WIPs - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-December and finished no later than 29-February

*Feel free to double-dip in other KALs as long as it fits in with other rules

*Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, PM JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com


Brei (BreiKonijn) donated 1 coupon code for $5.50 to C.C.’s Ravelry pattern store


Eileen (TwistingPurls) donated a skein of Highland Handmades Sock yarn in the Should You Need Us colorway plus the winner’s choice of a sock pattern from Ravelry $6.00 US or less


Yarn from Lola (thaliya) at Third Vault Yarns - Echo DK base in the Autumn Burst colourway


Star Trek Sheepy Badges from Julia (nimruse) at Pandia’s Jewels


GPKP goodies - tape measurer, needle stopper by Knitting in France, Star Trek Expendable Badge from Pandia’s Jewels, crochet hook keyring & stitch markers from Lesley Taylor


Sherlock Notebook from Amy’s Not Dead Yet
Photo ©Amy Crook


Crochet Hook Keyring & Stitch Markers from Lesley Taylor

*Each project you finish and post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway with the exception of an FO that you donate to charity (please add the info about where you are donating the FO to your charity entries) which counts as 2 entries into the giveaway (no limit on entries as long as each one follows the rules)

*You can donate your FO’s to any charity you choose, a group in your area, a national charity, or if you’d like, you can post them to us and we’ll make a big donation to Knit For Peace after that KAL ends

*Must be a member of the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast group on Ravelry to participate

*Must post a photo of your finished project in the Ravelry thread for the Winter Wonderland KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) & tag your project page with the following tag GGKWWK

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-March and winner(s) drawn on the next podcast following that.

*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, KALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Lucy (lucygoose88) from Birmingham UK asks:
I have a question for both of you - how do you knit? Are you ‘pickers’ or ‘throwers’? Have either of you ever done anything to deliberately develop your knitting technique or do you just take it as it comes?

(I am considering trying to modify my own - I am a ‘thrower’ and keep wondering if I’d knit faster and with less strain on my hands if I ‘picked’.)

Misc. -
~Giveaway Reminder - 3 sets of Christmas cards/bookmarks/notebook from Amy’s Not Dead Yet - To win, visit Amy’s shop and then go to the thread in our Ravelry group and tell us which product of Amy’s is your favourite. We’ll keep the giveaway open until we record Episode 171. You must be a member of the Geeky Girls Knit Ravelry group to participate.


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Find Us Online -
C.C. -
~ on Ravelry as JavaPurl
~ C.C.'s Knitting Designs on Ravelry & her JavaPurl Designs website
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~ on Fitbit as user 2F8K2V
~ on Instagram as cc_almon

Damaris -
~ on Ravelry as damaris-abitweird
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~ on Fitbit as user 2Y8TJC
~ on Instagram as d_isabitgroovy
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Geeky Girls Knit -
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Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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